The Falcon Ridge Folk Festival is a 3-day community of folk music and dance at the foot of the Berkshires in east-central New York State now in its 31st year. The festival typically attracts between 4000-8000 attendees per day many of whom camp on site all weekend.

The festival takes place on the Dodds Farm in Hillsdale, New York near the MA/CT/NY border on the first weekend in August. The festival has 4 stages: Main Stage, Dance Stage, Family Stage and Workshop Stage. Dance Stage artists are usually booked first, Main Stage next and the Family Stage last. The Workshop Stage features different combinations of performers booked on one or more of the other 3 stages sharing sets on a variety of topics. Some performers are booked specifically for one stage but most appear on more than one.  We accept submissions for feature appearances on all stages as well as entries for our Friday afternoon GRASSY HILL EMERGING ARTIST SHOWCASE on this platform. 

Each year 24 artists are selected by a panel of judges for a spot in our Friday afternoon SHOWCASE held on the Main Stage. This is a 2 song or 10 minute spot. The showcase is open to all performers who have not showcased in the last two years  and who will not be appearing in any other capacity including sideperson  or special guest in the current year. The showcase is a rare opportunity to be seen and heard in a large amphitheater setting with  hundreds of folk fans, presenters, agents, record labels and media in  attendance. A committee of 3 music professionals review submissions and  makes selections. There is a $20 Showcase application fee.

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You must be an established artist with a following in the northeast. There is an additional opportunity for EMERGING artists that will open in Feb. To be considered, applicants must submit a short but comprehensive BIO, a photo, 3 songs and/or or videos and full contact info.  Include website and/or Facebook URL and link to tour schedule. We will  confirm receipt of your submission and contact you if there is an  available feature spot. We will try our best to review all subs received  by the Feb 10 deadline. 

Falcon Ridge Folk Festival